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    This probably won't stop Christians, nationalists and bigots calling the UK a "Christian country".
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    (Original post by MrPhil)
    This country was founded in Christian values. Now, can someone give me good reasons what is wrong with this? I'm merely interested as it's all personal opinion.
    Attitudes and opinions in society change. To give an obvious example, society no longer follows many Christian values when it comes to sex. This country wasn't exactly "founded" in Christian values either.
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    (Original post by Lord Hysteria)
    Official figures show that Britain is rapidly secularising


    The British Social Attitudes Survey is one of the largest annual polls of opinion in Britain and is commissioned by the National Centre for Social Research. The latest edition will be published later this month, and will look at religious attitudes in Britain. The NSS has had a sneak preview and can reveal that it shows a further dramatic lurch away from religion by Britons. It also shows a deepening suspicion of people with strongly-held religious beliefs.

    Official figures show that Britain is rapidly secularising

    Good news?
    Secularism is often used as an underlying point to perpetuate democracy or we at least identify the two as association in reflect of our state. However reading some of these figures and answers, it seems that a significant amount seem to be against the use of certain democratic values when it is in support of religion or subjects related to it.

    With the statement: People have a perfect right to give a speech defending Osama bin Laden or al Qaeda – 66% disagreed. Then they were asked: Some books or films offend people who have strong religious beliefs. Should books and films that attack religion be banned by law or should they be allowed? More than a quarter (27%) of people in Britain were prepared to ban these works.
    As for the wearing of religious dress, respondents were asked: Should people be allowed to dress in a way that shows their religious faith by wearing veils, turbans or crucifixes? 53% said they should be allowed, but 42% said they shouldn’t.
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    I think most people already figured that out.
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    (Original post by aeonflux)
    You know there are more English speaking countries than the UK, Oz, Canada and US right?
    "2 other biggest countries".

    BIGGEST.

    Ye.
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    (Original post by A Stranger in Moscow)
    "2 other biggest countries".

    BIGGEST.

    Ye.
    Except they aren't the biggest. India, Nigeria, the Philippines and others all have English as an official language and all have far more English speakers than either Canada or Australia.

    It would be less embarrassing for you if you'd just admit you were wrong rather than to continue to post things that are blatantly wrong you know
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    (Original post by aeonflux)
    Except they aren't the biggest. India, Nigeria, the Philippines and others all have English as an official language and all have far more English speakers than either Canada or Australia.

    It would be less embarrassing for you if you'd just admit you were wrong rather than to continue to post things that are blatantly wrong you know
    Okay. The countries with it as THE official language.
    Mainly, my point was that the post made me laugh, especially due to the "". So...I cannot be "right" or "wrong" because my original post was "lol" meaning that it made me laugh. It was the phrasing of the thing rather than the actual content.

    PS:
    Canada: Total 9,984,670 km2 (2nd)
    India: Total 3,287,240 km2 ‡(7th)
    etc.
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    (Original post by A Stranger in Moscow)
    Okay. The countries with it as THE official language.
    Mainly, my point was that the post made me laugh, especially due to the "". So...I cannot be "right" or "wrong" because my original post was "lol" meaning that it made me laugh. It was the phrasing of the thing rather than the actual content.
    Ok whatever.

    PS:
    Canada: Total 9,984,670 km2 (2nd)
    India: Total 3,287,240 km2 ‡(7th)
    etc.
    In terms of land mass, yes, Canada is larger. In terms of population - definitely not. When comparing countries in terms of language speakers, its typical to compare populations rather than land mass which is for obvious reasons largely irrelevant :p:
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    I approve :yep:
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    Our country was founded on Pagan values; the rights of the Imperium Romanum were not Christian.
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    What about Islamisation?
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    It's a myth.
 
 
 
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